Thursday, April 26, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #32 - Bordering on Romance

It is time for another card challenge from Freshly Made Sketches.
Linda Callahan is the hostess this week and 
I just love her sketch this week!

I was thrilled when I saw this sketch as I knew right away 
what I wanted to do!

I kept my card pretty true to Linda's sketch as I usually do.  I knew I wanted to use the flower from Bordering on Romance and the Paper Doily Sizzlit Die, both from the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalogue (which expires on April 30, 2012!!)  I ran my die through the Big Shot and carefully poked out all the little bits.  It is a little bit of extra time that is so worth it for the result you get!  The die cut was bigger than I thought, so out came my paper snips and off came the outer ring of the doily.  Perfect.  Then I realized that the image I wanted to use would not fit in the inner circle of the die, so I just wiped off the ink from one flower section and tah-dah my circle fit!
I am just tickled with how this card turned out and impressed with how much time it did NOT take me to get it made!

Stamps:  Bordering on Romance and Just Believe
Inks:  Basic Gray Classic Ink, and Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, 
Island Indigo  and Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Markers
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride and Whisper White 
Card Stock and Twitterpated DSP
Accessories:  Paper Doily Sizzlit Die, Word Window Punch, 
Modern Label Punch, Twitterpated Designer Buttons

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!!


  1. Very pretty colour scheme and I love how you adapted your supplies to fit your vision :)

  2. Beautiful card and take on the sketch! I love the soft colors and the story of how your card came about. I think we all have those moments when things don't work out the way we have it in our heads:) TFS.

  3. Hi! I found your blog through the stampin connection and I am now following you :)


  4. This is very pretty Nancy. I love the colours you've chosen and that doily behind the flower is gorgeous.

  5. What a lovely card this is .... the colours are so soft and beautiful and that doily is superb!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  6. Great job of altering the doily and the stamped image. You've created such a lovely card! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  7. Very clever and very pretty card! I usually make typos on purpose if it makes an interesting new word(or so I tell people). I got a kick out of how you said you were ticked, but you meant you were tickled! You might want to fix it, or not - I love how one little letter completely, I mean completely, changes the meaning of a word! Have a great weekend and TFS!